***The official Alden thread *** Share enthusiasm, reviews, sizing, advice, and photos.

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. Spaghettimatt

    Spaghettimatt Senior member

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    403. Happy to talk more if you still want them.
     
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    Some data points
    405s were $315 in early 2008
    LS #8 cordos were $600 in late 2007
    Whiskey for $625 in mid 2009.
     
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    Domo argato gozaimasu.
     
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    Yes - mine are indeed darker.
     
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    OK - than i understand why you plan to use the Saphir dark brown shell cordovan cream on your Marlows if you want to add a bit of colour.
    For my shade of brown no way - i do like it so much - that's why i use the light brown Burgol to keep it.
    cheerio
    Joachim
     
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    I'm considering the Ravello cordovan NST boot from ShoeMart, but I'm concerned that the Aberdeen last might be too narrow in the forefoot. It would be my first Alden, so I have no other lasts to compare it with. I do own AEs on the 1 and 7 lasts, both of which pinch my toes but fit well otherwise. Does anyone have any experience with either of these two lasts vis-a-vis the Aberdeen? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    The fit will be quite different compared to AE's 1 and 7. The Aberdeen is TTS - I wear 9.5D. The Aberdeen will not have the toe pinching that is common to the 7. I wear AE's 1 and 7 in 10C/10D.
     
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    PSA: J. Crew's sending out emails to cardholders for 25% off plus free shipping. Just purchased the Natty CXL "longwing" boots for $404 + tax.

    Question: Anyone know what last these are on? Assumed barrie, as my other wtb's are, but it doesn't say.
     
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    lucky you. it's not supposed to cover "in good company" collaborations... even for cardholders. sometimes you get lucky. i did once on a pair of crockett's from j. crew.
     
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    Yeah, I was surprised it worked. Typically, I wouldn't even had bothered trying. I also tried it on Barbour which WAS exempt … interesting.
     
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    A classic... doesn't get much better than that
     
  13. Papa Doble

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    It's interesting how much lighter yours are than the ones on the website:

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    and for example, here:

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    How old are yours? Maybe they get lighter over time? If so, perhaps the darker polish is desirable if you wish to keep the dark brown color?
     
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    Yes - the pics the gent attached showed a Marlow much lighter than mine. FWIW, mine are consistent with the coloring on the website.
     
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    splendid
     
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